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Stockholm's archipeligo is pretty spectacular on a sunny summer's day.
The Venice of the north might have more museum's than any other city we have been to this trip, but we decided to go for a boat ride and look at some of the 30,000 islands that make up the entry to Stockholm from the Baltic Sea. And no that is not a miss-print. The Swedes claim 30,000 islands. Some are mere rocks pocking out of the water. But the archipelago offers far ...
... of other fatty toppings). We learned about some of the important sites from Rick Steves' guided walk instead of wandering around the small island shopping at the ~100 souvenir shops. The humongous yet boring royal castle takes up a big chunk of the island. The facade is attractive, but it's more of a large building than an interesting castle. We almost (accidentally??) snuck into the Nobel Museum via the cafe. Every Nobel winner who eats in the cafe ...
... look at the gun ports and the lion figurehead of the king who commissioned the ship, Gustav II Adolf (1594–1632), known as the Lion of the North. The tour went for about 30 minutes. After the tour we went looking at the different levels of exhibitions. We went down to level 2 where a shipyard shows how ships were built. On the opposite side there is information about the preservation of the ship which I found very interesting. Here you can also see ...
... were set up. We enjoyed our first Swedish glogg and took advantage of the little barbecue fires around to warm up. Walking back through the old town and through Sodermalm we passed cool cafe's, bars and restaurants...clearly a lively area...but settled for some cinnamon buns and a chill out on the couch with background TV (it's the little things you miss... like a couch and an easy watch episode of top gear).
Our next day was much ...
... t think I did.. I am really good about not leaving important things behind!! I don't know wha thappened D:). I looked up the prices, and it's like... nearly 300kr to get the USB iphone charger, charger to wall thing, and USA-Europe adapter. Christoffer helped call the ship's lost and found and look for cheaper options online, but they will have to be shipped! I looked at the hostel's lost and found, but nothing! Blah, I suppose I can order online and go without my phone and laptop for a few ...
Other places to stay in Stockholm
Tegelbacken 6, Stockholm | 5 star hotelfrom $172
- Smallish rooms with really soft beds
- Excellent Hotel
Ringvagen 98, Stockholm | 4 star hotel
- Swedish Meatballs??
- Cool and hip- not your parent's hotel!
- Good choice in Stockholm
Sodra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm | 5 star hotelfrom $314
- The grand dam of Scandinavia
- Amazing Location
- Overpriced establishment resting on its reputation
Norrmalm, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Stylish, but not an architectural must-see.
- Simply great and very relaxing surroundings!
Norrmalm, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $185
- Lovely modern hotel
- Acceptable but nothing special
- Would Not Stay Here Again
Norrmalm, Stockholm | 5 star hotelfrom $204
Slojdgatan 7, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $153
- Great hotel, central location, nice staff
- Clean and comfortable
- A Surprise
Enskede - Årsta - Vantör, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Ave. Ninos Heroes 3089, Guadalajara | 3 star hotelfrom $159
Norrmalm, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $156
- Location Location Location and a great room!
- A very nice place to stay!
Brunkebergstorg 9 , Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- First class hotel, one of the best!!
- Scandic Hotel mit besserer Qualität
- Gute Lage, Hotel war in Ordnung
Kungsholmsgatan 31, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Nice lobby
- Did you all stay in the same hotel as me?
- A good choice
Södermalm, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $115
Massvagen 2 , Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Sodra Kajen 37, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Humlegardsgatan 23, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $153
Ekgardsvagen 2, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $111
St Eriksgatan 115, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Nice hotel, great breakfast/service
- Elite is the chain...not this hotel!
- Not Elite... But a very good Hotel.
Södermalm, Stockholm | 5 star hotelfrom $165
- Wonderful view and great location
- Great location, Great Hotel
Nybrogatan 53, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $162
- Great hotel, great city
- Romantic atmosphere in the heart of Stocholm
- Loved the mornington hotel
Omonia Square, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Nice stay, good package
- Great little hotel
- Get a suite
Kungenskurva - Oxholmsgrand 2, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $124
Wallingatan 15, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $136
Norrmalm, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $200
- Value for money garanteed
- Found the light disappointing.
- Excellent Location but.... not what we expected!
Katarinavagen 26, Stockholm | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Karlavagen 43, Stockholm | 4 star hotelfrom $147